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Akon Loses Verizon Sponsorship

LATEST: Communications firm Verizon have ended their deal with R+B singer AKON following his raunchy dance with a 14-year-old girl. Verizon had been promoting the Smack That hitmaker as a featured artist in their ringtone...

Investigation Into Akon Dirty Dancing

LATEST: The Prime Minister of Trinidad, PATRICK MANNING, has demanded a formal investigation into a raunchy dance routine between R+B singer AKON and a 14-year-old girl. The Lonely star sparked controversy after getting steamy on...

Akon Denies Stealing Loon's Tunes

R+B singer AKON has slammed allegations that he stole a song from rival rapper LOON. Loon claims that Akon fused stolen vocals from his hit song Who Is That, with those of another artist, T-Pain...

Natasha And Just Jack Set For Beach Fun

Natasha Bedingfield and Just Jack have been confirmed among the headline acts when T4 On The Beach returns this summer.The one-day event will take place in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on Sunday July 22nd and will also...

By on 26 April 2007

50 Cent To Release Curtis

US rapper 50 Cent will be releasing his third album Curtis on June 25th, marking the return of Eminem's favourite protege.50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has achieved great success since emerging onto the US...

By on 25 April 2007

Anger Over Akon Dance

R+B star AKON has sparked controversy in Trinidad after taking part in a raunchy dance with a teenage girl. According to AllHipHop.com, the Smack That singer engaged in a dance that "simulated aggressive sexual acts"...

Akon Pretended To Be African Prince

R+B star AKON loved being the envy of all his classmates at school, and even convinced them he was an African prince. The Smack That singer - who was born in St. Louis, Missouri to...

Bright Eyes Scores Highest Us Chart Place

Bright Eyes has entered the US Billboard 200 at number four this week, the highest entry yet for a Bright Eyes album.Cassadaga is singer-songwriter Conor Oberst's most successful effort to date after his previous double...

By on 19 April 2007

Timbaland Spoils Proclaimers' Party

R&B artist Timbaland has ended the Proclaimers' three-week reign at the top of the UK singles chart.Give it to Me, featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, moves up seven places to the number one spot,...

By on 16 April 2007

Jackson Recalls Trial Of The Century With 50 Cent

MICHAEL JACKSON and 50 CENT are reportedly working on a new single, called TRIAL OF THE CENTURY. The track covers Jackson's legal and personal woes from the last few years, including his child molestation trial....

The Police Headline Us Live Earth Concert

Reformed rockers THE POLICE will headline the US leg of former US Vice President AL GORE's summer (07) Live Earth environmental awareness mega-gig. The trio will be joined onstage at New Jersey's Giants Stadium on...

Timberlake Holds Onto Euro Chart Top Spot

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE still reigns at number one in the European singles chart with his hit WHAT GOES AROUND... COMES AROUND. GWEN STEFANI featuring AKON slips from two to three with THE SWEET ESCAPE, while British...

Akon Plans To `Smack That' With Record-breaking Diamond Pendant

R+B sensation AKON is looking to `out bling' GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS inductee LIL' JON by creating the biggest diamond pendant ever. Rapper Lil' Jon made history recently when his 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms),...

Jackson Calls On Akon's Help For Chart Comeback

MICHAEL JACKSON is looking towards the top of the US charts as he plans a major comeback - he's asked R+B star AKON to help him return to the top. Jackson has been working extensively...

Akon Scores A One-two On The Us Charts

R+B star AKON has scored a second week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in America. The Senegalese star's DON'T MATTER kept his duet with GWEN STEFANI on THE SWEET ESCAPE off...

Akon Hits Number One Again

R+B star AKON is back at the top of the US singles chart with a second hit from the same album. The singer's DON'T MATTER has jumped from three to one to claim the top...

Stefani Continues To Rule Euro Singles Chart

GWEN STEFANI is queen of the European singles chart for the third week running - her AKON collaboration THE SWEET ESCAPE is still the continent's number one song. The title track from Stefani's sophomore solo...

Glamorous Fergie Still On Top

FERGIE's still all GLAMOROUS at the top of the US pop charts, securing a second week at number one. The BLACK EYED PEAS star's hit fought off challenges from a former number one, MIMS' THIS...

Stefani Tops European Singles Chart

GWEN STEFANI is enjoying a second week atop the European singles chart with her AKON collaboration THE SWEET ESCAPE, keeping a double blast of NELLY FURTADO at bay. The Sweet Escape, the title track from...

Quinn Gets To Number One His Own Way

Defeated X Factor finalist Ray Quinn has today seen his debut album Doing it my Way top the UK charts.The 18-year-old, who lost out to Leona Lewis in the ITV1 talent show last year, outsold...

By on 19 March 2007

Quinn Tops UK Album Chart

Talent show loser RAY QUINN's debut album has soared straight to the top of the UK album chart. The 18-year-old crooner's LP DOING IT MY WAY beat off competition from THE X FACTOR rival BEN...

Fergie Gets Glamorous At The Top Of The Us Charts

FERGIE has finally made it to the top of the US pop charts after nine weeks of being GLAMOROUS. THE BLACK EYED PEAS star suffered a setback when her new hit was removed from internet...

Stefani Replaces Kaiser Chiefs Atop Euro Charts

GWEN STEFANI has knocked British rockers KAISER CHIEFS off the top of the European singles chart, after her AKON-featured song THE SWEET ESCAPE entered at number one. The Kaiser Chiefs' RUBY slips to second place,...

Take That See Off Williams To Hold Onto UK Top Spot

British boy band TAKE THAT have held onto the UK singles chart top spot for a second week with SHINE, their 10th number one single. The foursome beat former Take That member ROBBIE WILLIAMS, whose...

Take That Shine On

It seems the golden boys from Manchester can do no wrong on the UK charts.Take That's second comeback single, Shine, managed to cling onto the number one spot for a second week running, it was...

By on 12 March 2007

Mims Still Hot At Number One

Rapper MIMS has scored a second week at number one on the US pop chart after shooting up the countdown from 32 to number one last week (01MAR07). Mims' THIS IS WHY I'M HOT is...

Daughtry Crawls Back To The Top

AMERICAN IDOL star CHRIS DAUGHTRY's crawl back to the top of the US album charts is complete in a week where no album sold more than 90,000 copies. The rocker's DAUGHTRY album edged NORAH JONES'...

Sun Shines On Take That

Any aspirations comeback kids Take That may have of sticking around for just that bit longer have been helped by their single Shine climbing to the top of the UK chart.Fresh from last month's Brit...

By on 05 March 2007

Rapper Mims Is Hot At The Top Of The Us Charts

Rap newcomer MIMS has scored the third biggest leap to the top of the US pop charts after claiming the new number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with THIS IS WHY I'M HOT....

Stefani Had To Be Persuaded To Duet With Akon

Pop singer GWEN STEFANI had to be persuaded to record a duet with hip-hop superstar AKON because she didn't know who he was. Stefani was asked to collaborate with the SMACK THAT singer on her...

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